City of Lismore

City of Lismore
Lismore City
New South Wales
Lismore LGA NSW.png
Location in NSW
Population: 45,645(2009)[1]
Area: 1290 km² (498.1 sq mi) [2]
Mayor: Jenny Dowell
Council Seat: Goonellabah (43 Oliver Avenue)
Region: Northern Rivers
State District: Lismore
Federal Division: Page
Website: http://www.lismore.nsw.gov.au/
LGAs around Lismore City:
Kyogle Tweed Byron
Richmond Valley Lismore City Ballina
Richmond Valley Richmond Valley Ballina

The City of Lismore is a local government area in New South Wales, Australia. Its primary city, Lismore is a major regional centre in the Northern Rivers region of the state.

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Demographics

In the 2006 Census of Population and Housing there were 42,210 usual residents living in Lismore City Council. Of this count, 20,543 (or 48%) were males and 21,667 (or 51%) were females.

By age, 20% of the population was under 15 years old, 66% were between 15 and 65, and 14% were over 65 years old.

Most people living in Lismore City Council were born in Australia (86%). The median age was 38 years.

Economy

According to the 2006 Census of Population and Housing, the median invididual income was $378 per week (equal to approximately $19,710 per year). The median family income in 2006 was $993 per week (equal to approximately $51,778 per year); and, the median household income in 2006 was $779 per week (equal to approximately $39,629 per year).

There were 17,834 people employed in 2006 (to give an employment to working age population ratio of 0.64), and 1,812 people unemployed. The most common occupations were Professionals (19%); Technicians and Trades Workers (14%); and, Clerical and Administrative Workers (13%). The top 5 industries for employment were Hospitals (6.2%); School Education (5.8%); Cafes, Restaurants and Takeaway Food Services (4.2%); Tertiary Education (3.3%); and, Supermarket and Grocery Stores (3.0%).

Housing

In the 2006 Census of Population and Housing, the median housing loan repayment was $1,083 per month. This equated to marginally under 35% of median household income.

The median rent in 2006 was $165 per week. This equated to just over 21% of median household income.

The average household size was 2.5 persons.

There is a large population of commission housing situated in the town of lismore.

Towns and localities

Lismore
  • Chilcotts Grass
  • East Lismore
  • Girards Hill
  • Goonellabah
  • Howards Grass
  • Lismore
  • Lismore Heights
  • Loftville
  • North Lismore
  • South Lismore
  • Woodburn
  • Bentley
  • Bexhill
  • Blakebrook
  • Blue Knob
  • Booerie Creek
  • Broadwater
  • Buckendoon
  • Caniaba
  • Clunes
  • Coffee Camp
  • Corndale
  • Dorroughby
  • Dungarubba
  • Dunoon
  • East Coraki
  • Eltham
  • Georgica
  • Goolmangar
  • Gundurimba
  • Jiggi
  • Keerrong
  • Koonorigan
  • Larnook
  • Leycester
  • Lillian Rock
  • Lindendale
  • McKees Hill
  • Modanville
  • Monaltrie
  • Numulgi
  • Pearces Creek
  • Richmond Hill
  • Rock Valley
  • Rosebank
  • Ruthven
  • South Gundurimba
  • Terania Creek
  • The Channon
  • Tregeagle
  • Tucki Tucki
  • Tuckurimba
  • Tullera
  • Tuncester
  • Tuntable Creek
  • Whian Whian
  • Woodburn
  • Wyrallah
  • Yeagerton

Sister cities

Lismore has sister city relations with the following cities[3]:

References

Coordinates: 28°49′S 153°17′E / 28.817°S 153.283°E / -28.817; 153.283


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